Lake Livingston State Park

After school on Friday we headed straight up to Lake Livingston State Park.

After school on Friday we headed straight up to Lake Livingston State Park.

Where we joined nine of our mates and their parents for a big camp out.

Where we joined nine of our mates and their Mums and Dads for a big camp out.

the weekend got off to a good start with a roaring fire

the weekend got off to a good start with a roaring fire

The weekend got off to a good start with smores

and smores

And late-night flash-light fun

And late-night flash-light fun

It was a bit chilly in the morning

It was a bit chilly in the morning

but after hot chocolate and coffee

but after hot chocolate and coffee

farm fresh eggs

farm fresh eggs

And a visit to

And a visit to “my pee tree”

We were off to activity #1

We were off to activity #1

Horse riding = coolest thing EVER

Horse riding = coolest thing EVER. My horse’s name was Sissy so the wranglers called me Sissy the whole ride. It’s a good thing none of the boys had to ride her!

The highlight of my weekend. I was on Sissy.

And look! No lead!

And we went on a beautiful forest trail.

We went on a beautiful forest trail.

When we got back from our trek the little kids were allowed to have a little ride too. Rafa was equally impressed

When we got back from our trek the little kids were allowed to have a ride too. Rafa was equally impressed with Sissy.

See… all smiles.

See… all smiles.

The afternoon started with the highlight of Rafa's weekend. The ride to the Marina!

The afternoon started with the highlight of Rafa’s weekend. The ride to the Marina!

The Marina was pretty

The Marina was pretty cool too

the park fun

the park was fun

and the ice-cream

And the ice-cream hit the spot

Likewise the power nap

Likewise the power nap

Back at camp we played a few games

We played a few games

Dug a few holes

Dug a few holes

Then as the sun was starting to set we walked over to the cove for a spot of evening fishing

Then as the sun was starting to set we walked over to the cove for a spot of evening fishing

Which we now know means you sit down holding your rod

Which we now know means you sit down holding your rod

and wait

and wait

Some of the group were successful…

Some of the group were successful…

Some of us, not so much, but we all had a great time!

Some of us, not so much, but we all had a great time!

Needless to say, back at camp it was burgers and hotdogs for dinner

Needless to say, back at camp it was burgers and hotdogs for dinner

Before the evening shenanigans

Before the evening shenanigans

and partying began

and partying began again

Sunday morning was just as chilly as Saturday

Sunday morning was just as chilly as Saturday

But nothing pancakes couldn't fix

But nothing pancakes couldn’t fix

And before we knew it air sleeping bags were folded up, tents were being pulled down and cars were being packed

And before we knew it the sleeping bags were folded up, tents were being pulled down and cars were being packed

A few quick photos

A few quick group photos

Of all 24 of us together (that includes the dog)

Of all 24 of us together (that includes the dog)

Thanks to all our friends who helped make our big camping weekend so much fun!

And we were off home. Thanks to all our friends who made our big camping weekend so much fun!

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3 Responses to “Lake Livingston State Park”

  1. Abuela Says:

    Whew! That’s going to be an impossible act to follow in NZ! (though perhaps we might manage to turn on some warmth for you).

  2. iggytheaviator Says:

    Wow! We wondered where you guys had been. It was a bit quiet here in the city without you. Are there any critters in those woods?

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